Team Sky's Gianni Moscon trying to find his rhythm (and not drop Froome) on Vuelta a España climbs

Italian had to be told to slow down on final climb of stage three

Gianni Moscon leads the GC contenders at the

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Sky's Gianni Moscon says that he trying to find the optimum rhythm on the climbs, and not drop Chris Froome, in his first Grand Tour at the Vuelta a España.

The 23-year-old Italian, fifth in Paris-Roubaix in the spring, pulled on the final climb in stage three to Andorra la Vella for Froome, who at one point had to tell Moscon to ease off the pace.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.